FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 19, 2013) - The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs has awarded Stanley Associates, Inc. (Stanley), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CGI Federal Inc. (CGI) (GIB)(TSX:GIB.A), a contract to provide visa processing services for a number of European countries, including Germany, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and Finland.
With a maximum value of US$32.8M if all option years are exercised and volumes are achieved, the contract is a firm-fixed-price task order with a one-year base and four one-year option periods, awarded under its 10-year multiple award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity Global Support Strategy (GSS) for visa support services contract. This is the tenth task order won by Stanley under the GSS contract.
Under this task order award, the company will launch visa processing support at U.S. embassies and consulates in the 12 European countries. The company will provide services to assist with the processing of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applications, including providing information to applicants about the application process, fee collection, appointment services, and document delivery.
With this award, the company supports visa processing operations in 57 countries across Asia, Asia Pacific, Central America, Eastern Europe, Central Europe and Scandinavia, Russia and its Southern Neighbours, and West Africa.
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CGI Federal Inc. is a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc., dedicated to partnering with federal agencies to provide solutions for defense, civilian, and intelligence missions. Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 69,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annualized revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$18 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com
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